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3123 ft.
Junction of Highway #2
Town of Fort MacLeod, AB. Access to Fort MacLeod Museum, AB. Attractions in and around MacLeod, AB: The Fort - Museum of the North West Mounted Police. The Fort Museum displays the history of Southern Alberta and the history of the North West Mounted Police in the 1873 period. The buildings show the life style of the members, with artifacts, and furnishings of the period. - Empress Theatre; Canada's oldest continually operating theatre, circa 1912, one of Fort Macleod's most recognizable attractions.- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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0.0
3123 ft.
View from highway - Photo Crowsnest Pass Highway Marker Sign
Crowsnest Pass Highway, is a 1,163 km (722 mile) long principal highway through the southern parts of British Columbia and Alberta.
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0.4
3127 ft.
Junction of Secondary Hwy #810
South to communityof Glenwood, AB.
0.8
1.3
3133 ft.
Junction of Secondary Hwy #810
South to community of Glenwood, AB.
1.7
2.8
3176 ft.
View from highway
Driving West.
1.9
3.0
3182 ft.
Range Road 264
South side of highway.
2.4
3.8
3202 ft.
Roadside turnout
Paved with garbage stand - North side of highway.
3.1
5.0
3232 ft.
Range Road 265
Access from highway.
4.3
6.9
3258 ft.
View from Highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway
6.2
9.9
3297 ft.
Range Road 271

9.1
14.6
3409 ft.
View from Highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway, AB.
10.9
17.5
3320 ft.
Range Road 274

11.8
19.0
3412 ft.
View from Highway
View from highway looking at wind generators to the North.
13.6
21.9
3451 ft.
Range Road 280

15.0
24.1
3478 ft.
Range Road 281

17.2
27.6
3491 ft.
Range Road 283

17.2
27.7
3491 ft.
View from Highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway.
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28.7
3497 ft.
Junction of Highway #786 South.
Access to RCMP detachment.
18.0
29.0
3514 ft.
Services at highway
Fuel, diesel - North side of highway.
18.6
30.0
3514 ft.
Range Road 284

18.7
30.1
3524 ft.
Photo - View from highway
View of wind generators.
18.8
30.2
3533 ft.
View from highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway.
19.9
32.0
3409 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing Pincher Creek, AB.
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33.7
3540 ft.
Range Road 291

21.4
34.5
3576 ft.
Range Road 29-2

22.1
35.6
3609 ft.
Access to Old Man River Dam Recreational Area
North side of highway. Access to campground.
22.4
36.0
3632 ft.
View from Highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway, AB.
22.7
36.6
3632 ft.
Township Road 71 A

23.3
37.5
3596 ft.
View from Highway
Looking North at wind generators.
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40.0
3665 ft.
Junction of Alberta Hwy #6 South. - Community of Pincher Creek, AB
Eastern boundary of Pincher Creek corporate limits. Roadside turnout, paved with garbage stand - North side of highway. Attractions in and around Pincher Creek, Alberta: Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village features 16 historical buildings, two museum buildings showing the frontier history of Pincher Creek and the south west Alberta. - Lebel Mansion Provincial Historic Site. - Heritage Acres, a working farm Museum, featuring a steam powered saw mill, prarie grain elevator a Doukhobor barn. - Crystal Village shoeing over 200,000 glass insulators also early buildings.
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40.4
3678 ft.
Junction of Highway #785 North and #785 South.
Access to Old Man River Dam Reservoir and Recreational Area. There are four campgrounds in the Park - Cottonwood Campground Facilities: Total sites 82 30 with electrical hookups, toilets, water, fire pits, fire wood, boat launching site, canoe launching site, play area, RV Sewer station. - Island View Camping facilities: 10 campsites, toilets, boat launch, RV sewer dump station. - North Fork Campground facilities: 7 campsites, toilets, boat launching site. - Windy Point Campground 20 campsites, toilets, boat launching site, RV Sewer dumping station. - There are four Day Picnic areas. - Boulder Run Picnic area facilities: toilets, fire pits, picnic shelter, picnic tables. - Castle River Wildlife Area facilities: Toilets, boat launch, canoe launching site. - Cottonwood Picnic area facilities: Toilets, play ground area, fire pits. - Todd Creek facilities: Toilets, canoe launching site. There is one Group Camping site with 5 camping sites, water, toilets, fire pits, picnic tables and shelter, firewood.
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43.8
3760 ft.
Junction of Alberta Hwy #6 South.
South access to Alberta Waterton Lakes National Park. The park represents the southern Rocky Mountains Natural Region. Waterton Lakes National Park is joined with Montana's Glacier National Park to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There are four campgrounds in Waterton Lakes National Park, operated by Parks Canada. - Townsite Campground facilities: 238 camping sites (95 of which are fully serviced), hot showers, flush toilets, food storage and kitchen shelters. - Crandell Campground facilities: RV dump station, 129 unserviced sites, firewood, kitchen shelters, water, fire rings, flush toilets. - Belly River Campground facilities: kitchen shelters, 24 sites with hand pump well (no electrical/sewer hookups), firewood, flush and dry privies, food storage. - Belly River Group Campground requires a group of at least 25 persons.
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45.0
3816 ft.
Township Road #70
South side of highway
30.3
48.7
3809 ft.
View from Highway
Looking at wind generators.
30.9
49.7
3658 ft.
View from Highway - Photo of Old Man River, AB
Point of Information - Crossing Old Man River, AB. This river flows roughly west to east from the Rocky Mountains. The Alberta Oldman River has a total length of 362 km. it joins with the Bow River to form the South Saskatchewan River.
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52.9
3848 ft.

Roadside turnout with historical marker, paved with garbage stand. 'Harvesting the Wind: Behind you on the long hill known as Cowley Ridge 77 turbines are turning the strong southern Alberta winds into electricity. These two adjacent wind plants have a combined capacity of 47.4 megawatts, enough electricity to meet the needs of 16570 typical Canadian homes.'
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53.9
3842 ft.
Junction of Secondary Highway #510
Access to community of Cowley, AB. Access to Old Man River Dam and Reservoir - 5 kms North.
35.2
56.6
3904 ft.
Roadside turnout
Paved with historical marker - both sides of highway.
36.7
59.0
3891 ft.
View from highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway, AB.
37.8
60.9
3934 ft.
View from highway - Photo Lundbreck, AB; highway sign
Welcome to community of Lundbreck, AB; incorporated in 1907. Lundbreck originally was a coal mining town.
38.1
61.3
3934 ft.
View from Highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway, AB.
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63.1
3757 ft.
View from Highway
Point of Information - crossing the Alberta Crowsnest River. The Crowsnest River is a tributary to the Oldman River. The river originates in the Rocky Mountains and joins the Oldman River, creating the Oldman River Reservoir. Fish species in the river: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat trout, Bull trout, Brown trout Rocky Mountain mountain whitefish.
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64.0
3812 ft.
Junction of Highway #22 North 'Alberta's Cowboy Trail'
Access to Bob Creek Wildland Alberta Provincial Park. Backcountry camping, backcountry hiking, OHV riding permitted only between May 1-Dec.15 and only on designated trails system.
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66.5
3967 ft.
View from Highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway, AB.
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69.8
4003 ft.
Vehicle Inspection Station
South side of highway. Secondary Highway #507.
43.9
70.6
4012 ft.
Access to Castle River Bridge Alberta Provincial Park
South side of highway.Park Facilities: 32 camping sites, wheelchair-accessible washrooms, hand pump water, fire pit, fire wood. There is fishing at Castle River: Fish species; Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Bull Trout, Burbot, Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish. Camping Season: May 1 - October 15
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70.6
4012 ft.
Junction of Township Road 507
Access to Lundbreck Falls - South side of highway.
43.9
70.6
4012 ft.
Access to Beauvais Lake Alberta Provincial Park
6 km South. Access to Castle Mountain Ski Resort, AB. Beauvais Lake Alberta Provincial Park Camping Facilities: 90, camp sites, 35 with Electrical Hookups: Water, toilets, fire pits, fire wood, picnic tables, play area, boat launching site, telephone, fishing(Rainbow Trout), RV Dump station, winter camping.-- There are 2 day use areas - Beaver Creek facilities: toilets, water, fire pits camp kitchen. - North Shore Day Use site facilities: toilets, water, fire pits camp kitchen, telephone, play area. - There is one Group camping area. Facilities: 21 camping units, water, fire pits, camp kitchen, RV dump station.
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71.4
4029 ft.
View from Highway
Community of Crowsnest Pass, AB - Eastern boundary.
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71.6
4029 ft.
Long roadside turnout
Information sign - North side of highway.
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74.2
4019 ft.
Roadside turnout
Paved - North side of highway.
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76.1
4127 ft.
View from Highway
Municipality of Crowsnest Pass - Eastern boundary.North access to Crowsnest Pass Campground
49.6
79.9
4170 ft.
Belleview, AB north side of highway- Hillcrest Mines, AB, south side
Community of Bellevue, AB Access to R.V. park and campground - North side of highway.
49.6
79.9
4167 ft.
Roadside turnout
Paved with garbage stand and historical information marker - South side of highway. Access to community of Hill Crest, AB; and Bellevue, AB; to the South of highway.
49.7
80.0
4163 ft.
Alberta's 'Frank Slide'
In early morning of April 29th, 1903, most of the almost 600 residents of coal mining town of Frank were asleep. At the coal mine, the night shift was down in the mine and a few men were working on the surface in the mine buildings. at 4:10 a crashing thunderous roar filled the dark sleeping town and spilled out into the Crowsnest Pass. A wedge of limestone over 1 km wide, 425 meters long and 150 meters deep had broken from the crest of Turtle Mountain. It smashed apart as it slid down, breaking into boulders that both rolled and bounced down the side of the mountain and spreading across the valley.
49.7
80.0
4163 ft.
View from highway
Photo of Alberta's Frank Slide's rocks.
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80.8
4209 ft.
Roadside turnout
Historical information sign - South side of highway.
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81.4
4236 ft.
Access to Frank Slide Interpretive Center, AB
North side of highway.
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82.5
4229 ft.
Services at highway
Fuel.
51.4
82.7
4226 ft.
Community of Frank, AB
Access from highway.
52.0
83.7
4242 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing Crowsnest Pass.
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84.6
4262 ft.
Access to community of Blairmore, AB
Access from highway.
53.1
85.5
4278 ft.
Blairmore business area
South side of highway. Access to Pass Powder Keg Ski Hill - South side of highway.
53.4
86.0
4327 ft.
View from highway
Access to community of Blairmore, AB. - West side of highway.
53.9
86.8
4331 ft.
Roadside turnout
Point of Interest with historical marker - South side of highway.
55.7
89.6
4370 ft.
Community of Coleman
Access to business area.
55.9
89.9
4396 ft.
Services at highway
Fuel.
56.0
90.1
4413 ft.
Access to town center
Both sides of highway.
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90.2
4413 ft.
Access to Crowsnest Museum, AB
South side of highway. The Museum has a gift shop, with interpretive tours, picnic facilities, artifact garden, parking. The Museum is open year round.
56.9
91.5
4423 ft.
Access to Coleman, AB
West side of highway. Coleman is a National Historic Site of Canada. Coleman, with its mine site, streets and commercial area with miners cottages, preserves the atmosphere of an early mining town.
56.9
91.6
4442 ft.
View from highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway, AB.
58.8
94.6
4524 ft.
Roadside turnout
Paved with garbage stand - North side of highway.
59.8
96.2
4514 ft.
Access to campground
North side of highway. Access to Chinook Lake Alberta Provincial Recreational Area - North side of highway. Chinook Lake Recreational Area Facilities: 99 camping sites, hand pump water, picnic tables, fire pits, fire wood, toilets, camp kitchen. Day Use area facilities: hand pump water, picnic tables, fire pits, fire wood, toilets, camp kitchen. There is fishing in Chinook Lake, AB. Cross Country Skiing, with 35 km of groomed trails
60.7
97.7
4472 ft.
Access to Allison Creek, AB
North of highway.
60.7
97.7
4472 ft.
View from Highway
Driving west on the Crowsnest Highway, AB.
61.3
98.7
4446 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing Crowsnest River.
61.8
99.4
4501 ft.
Access to Alberta Information Center
South side of highway.
62.0
99.8
4524 ft.
View from Highway
Looking at Crowsnest Lake, AB.
62.8
101.0
4557 ft.
View from Highway
Looking at Crowsnest Lake, AB. Crowsnest Lake, is one of the deepest in Alberta. The lake species include, Cutthroat and Brown trout Rainbow, Bull trout and Mountain whitefish.
63.1
101.5
4475 ft.
View from Highway
Large roadside turnout, paved with historical information signs and scenic view areas.
63.8
102.7
4452 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing Crowsnest Creek. Access to R.V. park and campground. Access to Island Lake - North of highway.
65.1
104.8
4459 ft.
Island Lake AB
Both sides of highway
65.7
105.8
4557 ft.
Alberta/ British Columbia Border
Start/finish of highway travel guide For continuance of highway travel of Crowsnest Pass Highway #3, see MilebyMile.com BC Highway #3 Crowsnest Pass - Alberta/BC Border to City of Creston, BC for driving directions. Crowsnest BC Provincial Park, west of this point apx 2 kms. This is a picnic park